The first king of the northern Kingdom of Israel (biblical).


  • Hebrew: ירבעם = YRBʿM 1
  • Latin: Ieroboam 2
  • Syriac: ܝܘܪܒܥܡ ܒܪ ܢܒܛ = YWRBʿM BR ΝBṬ 3


  • Male

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Event DescriptionDate
Events mentioned by Benjamin of Tudela1 before c.1170c.117313th C1907
Events mentioned by Burchard of Mount Sion2 c.1280c.128414th C1864
Events mentioned by Michael the Syrian3 before 11991195-1199?15982009


  • 1Jeroboam: Marcus N. Adler, ed., The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela (London: Frowde, 1907), 46 [Hebrew with English translation].
  • 2Ieroboam: Burchard of Mount Sion, Descriptio Terrae Sanctae, in J. C. M. Laurent, ed., Peregrinatores Medii Aevi Quatuor (Leipzig: C. P. Melzeri, 1864), VII 20. [Latin].
  • 3Gregorios Yuhanna Ibrahim, ed., The Edessa-Aleppo Syriac Codex of the Chronicle of Michael the Great (Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2009), 41 [Syriac].
    • Jéroboam I (fils de Nabaṭ): J.-B. Chabot, trans., Chronique de Michel le Syrien (Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1901), I, 63, 64, 67 [French].

How to Cite This Entry

Thomas A. Carlson, et al., “Jeroboam” in Thomas A. Carlson, ed. Historical Index of the Medieval Middle East, last modified September 16, 2021,

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  • Thomas A. Carlson: Data merging and XML; Hebrew transliteration from Benjamin of Tudela's travelogue; matching from Laurent's Peregrinatores medii aevi quattuor; and matching, Syriac collection and transliteration from Michael's chronicle
  • Liran Yadgar: abstract and gender assignment, matching, Hebrew collection from Benjamin of Tudela's travelogue
  • Laurel Kenner: Wikipedia matching
  • Margaret Gaida: matching from Laurent's Peregrinatores medii aevi quattuor
  • Jessica Mutter: matching from Michael's chronicle
  • McKenzie Cady: categorization from Michael's chronicle
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